Warner and Whittemore, American Urban Form

May 3rd, 2013

Read a sample; buy the book. Overview and endorsements Choice magazine has awarded its prize for outstanding academic title in 2012 to American Urban Form: A Representative History, by MIT urban history professor Sam Bass Warner (author of Streetcar Suburbs, etc.) and recent MIT planning grad Andrew Whittemore, with line drawings by Whittemore.

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New German editions of George V. Higgins novels

April 10th, 2013

From Kunstmann Verlag catalog page for the fall 2013: Other licenses in the wake of Killing Them Softly, the 2012 movie starring Brad Pitt, include the large-scale Vintage Books reissue of Cogan’s Trade along with ten other novels by George V. Higgins (Google Play;; iTunes; B&N; IndieBound; etc.). Orion (UK) reissued Cogan and six other Higgins titles, in electronic and/or paperback format(s). Foreign language licenses so far include: Chinese (simplified: Shanghai Translation;…

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KILLING THEM SOFTLY small-screen release

March 29th, 2013 puts it concisely and well: George V. Higgins’s 1974 crime novel Cogan’s Trade breezed through theaters last fall in the form of Killing Them Softly, a cerebral bloodbath starring Brad Pitt as an assassin hired to round up a trio of wannabe gangsters. This week’s Blu-ray and DVD release gives Higgins fans another chance to savor Higgins’s…

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